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Camping Programs at SCORE

In 2012, STRIDE opened its doors to an 85-acre camping retreat facility, named SCORE (STRIDE Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education) in Chatham, NY. Formerly Girl Scout Camp Sha-Te-Muc, the use of the property was donated through a connection with US Congressman Chris Gibson. SCORE is now home to many year-round, exciting, and unique outdoor education programs which include themed tent-camping, archery, paintball biathlon, disc golf, fishing, hiking, and so much more!

In addition to serving hundreds of STRIDE youth participants, SCORE is also used as a retreat center for Wounded Warriors and their families. The spacious lodge offers space for trainings, seminars, weddings, and retreats.

Where: SCORE, 2182 State Route 203, Chatham, NY

2019 Camping Dates!                                                            

6/21– 6/23 : SCORE Superstar Alumni Weekend
Are you over 21 and a past STRIDE Camper? Here is your chance to relive to good ole days and see some of your camp friends. You will also have the opportunity to help out with younger campers that are in attendance as well.

7/12– 7/14 : Sportastic SCORE Weekend
Everything sports this weekend…kickball, bocce, horseshoes and more! From backyard games to more traditionally known sports, we will have blast playing them all in one weekend.

7/26– 7/28 : Music & Movement Magic
A variety of activities with a music and movement focus.  Campers will enjoy making their own instruments; have guest musicians to play along with and a trip to the local theatre.

8/9– 8/11 : Top Shot Target Kamp
Friendly competition is healthy and this weekend campers will have the chance to show off their skills with a variety of sports such as paintball, archery, disc golf, and much more! Campers will not only have the opportunity to play various sports, but explore them in all new and different ways.

8/22– 8/24 : Military Boot Kamp 4 Kids *Invitation only; for 1st time participants only* Veterans are the counselors for this special weekend. Campers will learn military jargon, walk in line, raise a flag, etc. Campers will go to Jiminy Peak Adventure course with their vet as  their guide.

9/13– 9/15 : Kidtastic Nature Kamp
Campers will have the opportunity to make birdhouses with woodworking experts, nature walks and activities, and birds of prey presentation by guest bird rehabilitator and falconer.

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Meet Our STRIDE Camp Director: Stefon Stilwell

When I was younger, I went to Double H Ranch which had a profound impact on me. As a child growing up with Spina Bifida, I spent 9 summers at Double H Ranch, and it was one of the highlights of my childhood. I got involved with STRIDE back in 2010 when I found out about the Sled Hockey program.  In 2014, I found out about the Camping Program when I attended the STRIDES 4 STRIDE 5K for my first time. I signed up shortly thereafter to volunteer for the camp and quickly felt the rewarding and fulfilling experience of volunteering at SCORE. I have been able to see my camp kiddos grow into great young adults. I have also been able to volunteer with a fantastic group of people and become more and more involved with STRIDE. It has allowed me to provide the experiences I had as a child to other children, which gives me great joy and contentment. I have been the camp director of the STRIDE camping program since 2015, and it is something I talk about passionately and often to anyone who will listen. My main goal every summer is to help my campers become more independent and try new experiences!

To register for SCORE programs, contact mevans@stride.org or call 518-598-1279.

*A current (within a calendar year) STRIDE application must be on file at STRIDE to participate. STRIDE reserves the right to charge a full price cancellation fee if you make a reservation and do not attend.

To set up a consultation for facility use, please contact info@stride.org or call 518-598-1279.

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